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Monday 22 September 2014

Scór na nóg success for Fingallians club

Nicola Donnelly

Published 10/12/2013 | 05:32

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Dublin Scór Secretary Barbara O'Neill with the Fingallians Scor na nOg ballad group.

FINGALLIANS GAA had success in the recent Scór na nÓg competition with two entrants now going foward to represent Dublin in the Leinster semi-final.

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Emily Madden (16) won first place in the Solo singing section with her rendition of 'Only Our Rivers Run Free,' while the club's Ballad group, consisting of Amy Herbert, Emily Madden, Paul McLoughlin, Louise Madden and Ana Williams won first place for their renditions of 'Star of the County Down,' and 'Red is the Rose.'

And another Fingal group, O'Dwyer's GAA club from Balbriggan, won the Set Dancing section.

The winners now go forward to the Leinster semi-finals, representing Dublin, in Parnell's GAA Clubhouse on December 15.

'We are absolutely delighted we have people going forward to represent the county in the semi-finals,' said Liam Ó Culbaird, Cultural Officer at Fingallians GAA.

This is the second year the club has entered the Scor na nOg competition, where young people under the age of 17 display their cultural and musical talents and may go on to have success in the All-Ireland finals.

The competition, which has been running nationwide since the 1960s, is a GAA competition which combines all the colour and rivalry of Gaelic Games with the social and fun element of Ireland's traditional past-times.

'The cultural competition was set up with the aim of promoting Ireland's traditional past-times and culture while offering members the chance to meet up, have fun and represent their club during the winter months while football and hurling has ceased,' said Liam.

'We hope we will have further success within this competition, and hope that we can get more and more youngsters involved over the next few years,' he added.

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